Yuga

[ yoo g-uh ]
/ ˈyʊg ə /

noun Hinduism.

an age of time.
any of four ages, the Satya, the Treta, the Dvapara, and the Kali, each worse than the last, forming a cycle due to begin again when the Kali has come to an end.

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Origin of Yuga

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1775–85
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Yuga
/ (ˈjʊɡə) /

noun

(in Hindu cosmology) one of the four ages of mankind, together lasting over 4 million years and marked by a progressive decline in the vitality and morals of men

Word Origin for Yuga

C18: from Sanskrit: yoke, race of men, era; see yoke
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